McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation


Application Information

The McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation is pleased to provide the application for our 2019-2020 grant cycle. The process is competitive to the extent that we usually receive grant requests totaling more than our budgeted allocations for each cycle, but we encourage you to apply and to share your ideas with us. Grant proposals must be for no less than $2,500 and no greater than $25,000. We accept applications for projects that fall within any of the following four categories.

  1. New and innovative programs that drive academic success
  2. Programs that engage parents and the community in education in new and innovative ways
  3. Innovative programs that promote art, music, and creative thinking
  4. Programs that promote healthier lifestyles and physical activities in new and innovative ways

The application deadline is on or before April 12, 2019, and grant recipients will be notified by May 10, 2019. Funds will be available on July 1, 2019, and must be used by June 30, 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications.

MDEF Grant Application 2019 (PDF)

MDEF Grant Application 2019 (Word)

MDEF Grants Archive


UI/MOSS & MDSD Teacher Workshop Place-Based Learning BRMES/DES/HHS
Kathryn Wheeler Outdoor L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Climbing Wall PLMS
2019 TOTAL: $26,263


Outdoor Classroom DES
Art Creative Arts Grades 3-5 BRMES & DES
6th Grade Welcome to 6th Grade PLMS
Music Ukuleles BRMES
Cochran Plastics – 3D Printers PLMS/MDHS/HHS
2018 TOTAL: $31,288


Heartland High School – Commercial Kitchen HHS
Sean Jeffries – Disc Golf BRMES
6th Grade Teachers – Quaker Hill Ropes Course PLMS
MDSD – Marketing Brochure
McCall Arts & Humanities – 4th Grade Art
MOSS – Engineering in Community
2017 TOTAL: $44,428


Tricia Jackson – Espanol Rapido BRMES
Jake Olson – Espanol Rapido DES
H. Saucier/A. Standar – Kinder Learning Come Alive BRMES
MOSS – Sustaining STEM Heartland High School
Erin Sinclair – Steam Powered Library PLMS
BRMES Science Teachers – Science Gallery BRMES
Melissa Maini – Weather Station DES
Brandi Davydov – Engineering of Energy Transfer BRMES
McCall Music Society – High Country Strings PLMS/MDHS
PLCA – Adventures in the Outdoors BRMES
2016 TOTAL: $40,534


MOSS – Sustaining STEM Heartland HS
Jake Olson – Espanol Rapido DES, BRMES
Audrey Linville – Performing Arts Facility MDHS
Leslie Minshall – Debate Program PLMC
McCall Arts & Humanities – Children’s Theater BRMES, DES, PLMS
2015 TOTAL: $34,206


Jake Olson – Espanol Rapido Donnelly Elementary
PLCA – Club Espanol BRMES, PLCA
PLCA – Expanding Horizons After School Program BRMES
MOSS – STEM Education II HHS
Dittmer/Foudy – Hometown Art MDHS, BRMES
Susan Beuscher – Snowshoes PLCA
Little Ski Hill – After School Program BRMES, DES
McCall Arts & Humanities – Children’s Theater BRMES, DES
2014 TOTAL: $29,744

Summary of MDEF 2014 Grants


Debbie Fereday – Project Based Learning using STEM
Little Ski Hill – After School Program Scholarships
Payette Lakes Community Association – Diverse Learning Opportunities
Lida Clouser – Elementary Spanish Club
Donnelly Elementary School Greenhouse
McCall Outdoor Science School – STEM at Heartland High School
2013 TOTAL: $34,762

Summary of MDEF 2013 Grants


Payette Lakes Community Association – Lifestyles Project
Donnelly Elementary – Music Matters Project
Donnelly Elementary’s PTO – Missoula Children’s Theatre
Donnelly Elementary – Kindergarten Touch Math Project
PLMS – Greenhouse Project
PLMS – 21st Century Learner Project
MDHS Winter Sports Club – Winter Sports Are for Everyone
MDHS Library – Looking at Poetry in New Ways
2012 TOTAL: $29,987


Powers of Ten
Camp Invention
Outdoor Science
Global Explorers
Travelling Trunks
2011 TOTAL: $29,711.00
Outdoor Science & Community Building
Eagle Video Broadcast System
First LEGO League
What’s Inside & How Does It Work?
Creating With Glass: Collaborative Art
2010 TOTAL: $29,430.00
Extreme Challenge Event
Trout in the Classroom
Healthy Options Student Store
Mexican Music and Dance
Vermicompost & Horticulture
Outdoor Science
Nonfiction Book Update
Expansion of After School Program
Showshoes for Donnelly Elementary
2009 TOTAL: $32,115.00
Boulder Creek Study
Conversations About Literacy
Smart Music
Artist in 4th Grade
Volunteer Coordinator
NCCE Math Conference
2008 TOTAL: $29,831.00
Guest Artists in the Classroom
Books for Sustainability Class
Personal items for students in detention
Classroom Performance System
Conversational Spanish Class
Nonfiction Book Upgrade
Read-Aloud Program for Parents
Payette Lakes Ski Club after school program
Art Collection Display
Summer Reading Camp
Bilingual Program at Library
Math conference in SLC
Snowshoes for BMES
Guest Artists in 5th Grade
AWESOME intern
2007 TOTAL: $75,000.00
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